Here is a snippet of life with the Burns family during the COVID19 era. We are all home.
Personal Assistant Definition:
Basically, the job would be me asking you to help with whatever I need done. Sometimes guest house data collection, translation, writing or whatever. It will vary.
At the moment-this is mostly what I need help with-
Do you know Excel?
Assistant wanted who can enter data using Excel and look up and print out information. *You need to come to our house in Asao ku, Shinyurigaoka.
Work schedule is flexible.
Working from your home may be possible.
As well as teach English, I also have a guest house business. We have two guest houses near Hakone.
We need to collect a lot of data for the authorities about guests now, under the law.
I need help with this work.
I may need help with other work as well to do with teaching or the guest houses.
Kevin and his family
1 Free English class per week at Kevin’s Shinyurigaoka English School or at Kevin’s Minamiashigarashi English
The class is on: Tuesday 8-9 pm at our Asao-ku, Shinyurigaoka Kevin’s English School or on Thursday 7:20-8:20 pm in Minamiashigarashi.
Take care of yourself. Be good to yourself.
Our minds are made to think many thoughts. To go from one thought to another.
Mindful awareness or Mindfulness is about just watching yourself and the world around you without judging anything as good or bad. Just watch it and yourself like a movie.
You can practice a mindful meditation by just becoming aware of your breathing (your breath). Close your eyes and experience your breathing.
Count your breaths from 1-10, then start over. Try to do this for 5-20 minutes.
-This lowers stress.
Be Kind to Yourself
You are allowed to make mistakes. You don’t have to be perfect. Give yourself permission to suck!
Being hard on yourself makes changing yourself difficult. When you think negative thoughts about yourself, try to argue against them like a good politician or lawyer.
Or simply ignore these negative thoughts, like they are a barking dog.
-not important. Annoying, but not important.
-just go on with your day, ignoring these thoughts.
-And celebrate your successes more!
Do Self Observation and Evaluation
-Know your weaknesses and think about how to improve them.
-be honest about your strengths and weaknesses
-but be kind and gentle about them, because sometimes you will make mistakes. Or fail.
For example, you might ask yourself,
“What made it harder this time for me to skip the drink, or use a gentler tone with my partner, or exercise when I felt panic coming on?” he says. “There’s always an answer — and finding it often leads to tremendous growth.”
–Dr. Craig Malkin
Take Care of your Health
–exercise improves mood. Go for a run, play tennis, shoot around a basketball hoop, swim or lift weights-all will reduce stress.
–anxiety and depression has been shown to be reduced by exercise.
–keep a food diary. Food affects mood very much. What are you eating?
Keep your Friendships & the relationships with Relatives healthy
-but end unhealthy relationships
-do fun things with your family and friends sometimes. Take a break from work or study.